Finance Strategic Consulting

KPSG's finance consulting division provides small, medium sized businesses and emerging businesses with business benchmarking, finance strategy, transformation and advisory services that enable objective performance evaluation and provide insights into proven business best practices, as well as the design and implementation of high-ROI transformation solutions.



Start-ups Services

Setting up your new company's financial processes properly will save time and avert problems later in the growth cycle of your business. Let our finance consultants assist you set up your business correctly.

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting.
  • Business plan and update.
  • Financial procedures and processes.
  • QuickBooks setup and training.
  • Financial projections.
  • Balance sheet and income statements.

Business Forecasting and Analysis

Setting up your company's financial forecasting and analysis will help you measure if your business is on the right track. Let our finance consultants assist you set up your financial analysis and reporting correctly.

  • Custom Financial projections and forecasting
  • Budgeting and estimation
  • New business or product modeling
  • Financial model creation and sensitivity analysis
  • Cash flow trends charts and graphics
  • Comparative balance sheet
  • Profit and Loss statement (P&L) analysis

Banking and Cash Management

Our financial consultants will be able to assist you track all money matters and help you manage the flow of cash.

  • Preparation for presenting a winning loan package
  • Establishing and reviewing of banking relationships
  • Loan and credit line negotiation
  • Commercial real estate, equipment financing and leasing loan package
  • Analysis of cash management, fees, and costs
  • Cash flow analysis & projections
  • QuickBooks setup & training

Profit Improvement

As your finance consultant, we will start by identifying problems with the most important part of your business, finance and money matters. We will find solutions that may result in an immediate improvement in your cash position.

  • Expense control
  • Profit trend analysis
  • Cost analysis and strategies
  • Pricing analysis and strategy
  • Payroll analysis and strategies
  • Collection analysis and strategies
  • Outsourcing analysis, planning and implementation
  • Accounts Receivable (A/R) and Accounts Payable (A/P) analysis and strategies

Working Capital Management

Freeing up cash from unnecessary working capital is the cheapest form of financing. Our working capital management helps companies implement the right finance strategy and working capital management solutions that balance the trade-off between working capital, operating costs and service performance. Our finance consulting experts have helped clients achieve millions of Rands in cost reduction, cash that can be used other strategic initiatives. Utilizing in-depth finance strategy and process improvement expertise, analytical rigor, and collaborative client relationships have enabled us to deliver exceptional return on investment in a short timeframe. Our working capital management solutions focus on the performance of three cross-functional end-to-end processes:

  • Customer-to-Cash: as measured in days sales outstanding (DSO)
  • Source-to-Settle (aka Procure-to-Pay): measured as days payable outstanding and
  • Forecast-to-Fulfill: measured by days inventory-on-hand (DIO)

Compliance

Faced with a constantly changing regulatory environment, today's Financial Managers need to mitigate the risk of non-compliance without raising function costs. KPSG consultants identify best practice ways that organizations can simplify compliance processes, achieve significant cost reductions and reduce the risk of errors in compliance activities locally and globally.

Organizational Effectiveness

KPSG's finance consultancy division helps companies develop a sound finance strategy to maximize the performance of their finance processes while reducing their costs. KPSG uses proven business best practices to accelerate the development of world-class solutions and to link these solutions to the overall business strategies of the enterprise, for the greatest shareholder return. Our experts help the finance function design and sequence key transformational strategies to assure effective and efficient execution of best-practice-based process improvement, including process elimination or automation, shared services deployment, and improved planning and enterprise performance management.

Finance Strategy

Today's Financial Managers are concerned with everything from maximizing shareholder value to accurate quarterly earnings forecasts and developing the next generation of finance leaders for the company. They recognize that to be successful they must obtain, interpret and report critical information at an ever-increasing pace, while ensuring compliance across a dynamic enterprise. As always, business cost management is a critical element of finance strategy, key to driving efficiency in routine transactional processes that allows a shift in focus to building the enterprise value of the finance function. This includes interpreting and advising on critical business information; managing/driving capital allocation and value creation; and creating balanced view of earnings, cash flow and return on assets or equity. KPSG's finance consulting division works with entrepreneurs and Financial Managers to address the entire range of these challenges and help steer the organization's finance strategy toward creating a value-driven finance organization



Planning and Performance Management (PPM)

Whether referred to as PPM or Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), the need for effective planning, forecasting and management of the business has never been greater. KPSG's research shows that even though companies’ risk being punished in the marketplace when they miss their earnings targets, most firms fail to "get it right", to adopt the appropriate finance strategy and enterprise performance management processes. The advent of very sophisticated tools has provided the capability to strengthen this critical area, but most firms have failed to institute the appropriate processes that support and enable the technology to provide the benefits possible. KPSG works with finance, planning and controlling executives to build linked processes that ensure the right KPIs and metrics are being utilized, that timing of planning events matches the business cycles and that early indicators are used to identify shifts in key forecasted components. For more information on any of the Advisory Programs, Benchmarking Programs, Finance Strategy, Finance Consulting or Transformation Programs, contact us

Globalization/Strategic Sourcing

No decision is as critical today than an effective globalization and/or strategic sourcing strategy. KPSG leverages the insights and KPI measurements from our renowned database to achieve quantifiable cost reductions and assess the value-added potential of moving labour from high-cost to low-cost markets, whether via a captive or third-party model. KPSG's holistic approach to business process outsourcing helps clients align their corporate strategy and business model to strategic sourcing solutions, identify which processes should be prioritized, and provides an experienced partner to help navigate site and/or supplier selection, transition and effective governance models. Given the added risk of longer, more complicated supply chains, changing or varied regulatory environments and local management practices, KPSG finance consultants work with the SME’s and Financial Managers to ensure that globalization does not adversely impact the ability of the organization to maintain effective compliance and clear visibility into global